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Gun re-bluing for S&W revolver? Or durabake?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by whutdidyousay, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. whutdidyousay

    whutdidyousay Hillsboro, OR Member

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  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Tornado technologies can blue it for you.

    Durabake won't work. The finish is too thick.
     
  3. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I sent a S&W 586 to the factory for recall and asked them to reblue as it had some finish problems. I would rate it as a good job, but not excelent work for 195.00 and six week turn around. I talked with customer service guy that said you can never get a perfect blue job on a old gun, maybe he is right..don't know, first reblue job for me. Think I would look around town a bit before sending another gun to S&W for that service...I'll post pic's later.
     
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    whutdidyousay Hillsboro, OR Member

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  5. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    In my case it was a recall on that model for fireing pin bushing, so S&W set me up with shipping otherwise yes, you can't ship without one.
     
  6. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Lebanon Oregon Member

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    If you are shipping a gun that is registered to you to a gunsmith or FFL for repairs it can be sent right back to you without an FFL.

    Jason
     
  7. whutdidyousay

    whutdidyousay Hillsboro, OR Member

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  8. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    No experience with wonder-blue.
    I have used OXPHO-BLUE from Brownell's and it is an excellent product. Very wear resistant and very corrosion resistant too. Gives a great gloss and is easy to use.
    You can do it at home and in this weather you can set the gun in the sun for a few minutes to heat it up for best results.
     
  9. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    There should be a Blue-Wonder video on you-tube.
     
  10. whutdidyousay

    whutdidyousay Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    Huh? If you bought it, you own it. If you mean "not in your name" for warranty work, S&W is not too picky about that, though that gun is well older than when the lifetime warranty went into effect.

    Check with Wilamette Valley gunsmiths. They are well known for doing good bluing. No need for expensive shipping.

    In my experience, spray-on "paint" like finishes just never look right - unless a painted-on look doesn't bug you. Cold blue never lasts in my experience, but it's cheap to try to see if you can get a decent one.
     
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    whutdidyousay Hillsboro, OR Member

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  13. no5shooter

    no5shooter Beaverton, OR New Member

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    Where is Tornado Technologies located?
     
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    whutdidyousay Hillsboro, OR Member

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  15. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    A s&w revolver deserves a good polish and blue. I've never thought at-home do-it-yourself gun blue kits are right for a nice revolver. But thats just my two cents worth. Try Koonce Custom in Salem. I've not seen his work (at least not his polish and bluing), but I know he's set up to do it.